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of national power together to support the ambassador in his role of working to represent the united states in haiti? that is probably the major difference in the two responses. >> we're already seeing the difference in how your men and women are helping people and were the first there. once again, i want to point that out. admiral allen, thank you for your time. >> thank you, kyra. >> coming up, a lot of horror and a lot of hope in haiti. we'll have the relief and rescue attempts, straight ahead. you know why i sell tools? tools are uncomplicated. nothing complicated about a pair of 10 inch hose clamp pliers. you know what's complicated? shipping. shipping's complicated. not really. with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service shipping's easy. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that's not complicated. no. come on. how about... a handshake. alright. (announcer) priority mail flat rate boxes only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. >>> an incredible number of donations flowing into haiti now. the state department tells us that at 7:00
and daughters in the united states. the chinese government helps poor students who wish to study in the u.s. chinese students are the second largest group of foreign students nop in the united states, behind those from india. up 21% in the last year. but china wants to bring those students home again. according to ken lieberthal, head of the china center. >> they need scientists. they need people to understand complex systems, engineering and so forth. so they're encouraging students to go abroad where they get entry to major universities in the united states but to go back to china either directly from graduate school or after they worked in the u.s. they see this as a long-term investment to pay off handsomely. >> china's so-called thousand talents plan unveiled last year provides a generous relocation allowance and competitive salaries for researchers and educators to come back to china. until the last decade many students whoe came to the states did not want to go back to china, and now with china as a center of growth highly regarded professionals are considered a trip back to china.
at the sea ports and at the land ports. in the united states. and as well as really beefed up up our communication with state and local law enforcement about things they need to be on the watch for. >> reporter: can you be specific about things you are doing is this. >> we are searched personnel. we have searched examination of cargo and other things that come across the sea ports. >> reporter: the asked the secretary about the decision to screen citizens and travelers from 14 countries linked to terrorism. how does targeting the 14 countries different from profiling? >> well, it's not profiling. it's threat based. >> reporter: isn't profiling often threat based in. >> no, i don't think so. it's stereo typing, assuming because a person is a particular race of religion that they may be bad. this is intelligence that suggests that those who seek to do ill, either in other european countries or to the united states, are threats that have emanated through those countries and to the threat of the united states, extra screening has to be done. >> reporter: let me ask you about body scanner
sit in the united states or in afghanistan and never get your feet dirty, then all of a sudden you're basically useless. that's what makes this hard. for the future, to address your question, what they have to do is continue to get into the field, to get into the cities, to get closer to the pak border to understand what's going on, to understand what drives the taliban and i think most importantly to find a way to give the people of afghanistan an alternative to the taliban. that is critical here and really what comes next. >> gary, there's a report by the associated press that the person responsible for the suicide bombing -- we haven't been able to independently verify this -- may have been in the process of being courted as an informant, might have been the first time on this forward operating base and he was not searched on the way in. does that sound like standard operating procedure to you? >> that would be very unusual. any time i handled volunteers or walk-ins, we would conduct a physical search. you'll have to wait for an investigation. three years ago in afghanistan at o
here in washington, we visited the epicenter of the united states' massive relief operation, experts who specialize in dealing with disaster and who have to answer that question. this is the home of the response management team of usaid that is set up every single time that there is a disaster. and they work 24 hours a day on shifts, and the people here, for example, there are your food experts. they're getting the food into the country as soon as possible. we have health experts. we have information experts. we have all the different sectoral experts that we need in order to resolve problems and get the commodities in as well as the search and rescue teams in. >> what is he doing? >> he's trying to find out where the search and rescue teams are now. how do we get the search and rescue teams to the most vital areas within port-au-prince. he's a pivotal person right now because as we know, the first 72 hours are absolutely pivotal to get those teams in. we're at about hour 60 right now. the clock is running. what you see here is a battle running, how do we save lives as quickly as pos
year, and already plenty of controversy in these united states. the essential question, is it 2010 now or 2010? turns out if you say the former, you're the majority. for now, anyway. three years ago just 7% referred to the year as 2007, the same goes with last year, 7% said they'd go with 2009, now, though, a chopping 29% of americans say they'll call this year 2010. still a minority, but as you can see, gaining a little ground there. the change some folks are waiting for. personally i'm going with 2010, no "and" because if my fifth grade teacher was right, it will be grammatically direct. >>> time to bid farewell to pretty much an unforgettable year in politics. it started with the historic rise of a new president, and after that scandals and infighting and tragically the laws of a man hailed as the greatest legislator of our time. a look back at now the political flash points that defined 2009. ♪ >> on this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. we choose our better history to carry forward that precious gift, that noble id
into the al qaeda narrative that says that islam -- united states is at war with islam. we have to be careful. it's that narrative that feeds the ranks and builds the ranks of al qaeda. >> reporter: news of another potential clue missed by u.s. officials. they now acknowledge being briefed last summer about another bomber who hid explosives in his underwear. he had tried to assassinate the top saudi counterterrorism official. >> petn was the substance used in that attack. we looked carefully at that. no indication at the time there would be an attempt against an aircraft. >> reporter: that scenario should have been examined. given al qaeda's obsession with aviation targets especially at the department of homeland security, one would have hoped someone in the system would have been responsible for look at potential for deployment and our ability to detect such a device. >> reporter: some reaction to new security guidelines. the council on american islamic relationships say it amounts to racial profiling. they say it's based on threat and not ethnic or religious backgrounded a majority of all t
of impact, the effect of the people of haiti. the united states is offering full assistance to haiti and to others in the region. we will be providing both civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance, and our prayers are with the people who have suffered, their families and their loved ones. >> secretary of state hillary clinton. and we will have much more on this devastating earthquake in haiti ahead after this break. . >>> we are following breaking news this evening from haiti where a major earthquake struck just a couple hours ago. it was the largest quake ever recorded in the region. the u.s. geological association said it struck just minutes from the capital. he also expects the number of victims to be high. an associated press videographer reports that a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. the preliminary magnitude is estimated to be 7.0, which would be a major quake with significant damage possible. aftershocks continue, the largest measuring 5.9. a tsunami watch had been posted for haiti and for parts of cuba, the dominican republic an
targets in yemen but the united states itself. we had information this group was working with an individual who was known -- who we now know was, in fact, the individual involved in the christmas attack. the bottom line is this: the u.s. government had sufficient information to have uncovered this plot and potentially disrupt the christmas day attack. but our intelligence community failed to connect those dots, which would have placed the suspect on the no-fly list. >> now, the president used even stronger language inside the meeting. according to sportsman robert gibbs, quote, this was a screw-up that could have been disastrous. we dodged a bullet but just barely. it was averted by brave individuals, not because the system worked, and that is unacceptable. while there will be a tendency for finger pointing, i will not tolerate it. i'm told by senior officials that inside that meeting, there is no finger pointing, that all these agency heads, department heads took responsibility for their failures and then pointed out how they will be correcting the system and making sure
to the reality that the united states is going to revamp their program and approach a much greater resolve and determination. i thought the president's resolve was important and critical in terms of his presentation yesterday and there's no question, the mistakes that were made were stunning, and absolutely shocking to see eight years later. what concerns me and where i differ with many democrats it's not about assessing blame, it's holding people accountable. individuals didn't execute or train properly and they have to be removed. >> and resolve is one thing, but at the end of the day and i guess julian, this question is for you, there's the appearance of how you're doing, how you come across, your resolve and actually how are you doing. how are the democrats doing when it comes to national security? >> i don't think they've had a good few weeks. you have the policy and you have the politics, in terms of the policy, what president obama spoke about in terms of reforms that might be needed in the post 9/11 system, i think there's a lot of agreement on that, areas we didn't fix that the 9/
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